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Found the diary I kept age 12....fancy a giggle?

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Anniemousse Mon 17-Feb-14 22:19:57

Jan 1 1991

Today, after watching the film Space Camp, I have launched a new be the first person to have baby in SPACE. Neat huh!


KeepCalmAndStopCringing Fri 18-Apr-14 00:13:31

April, 1992.
"Didn't do anything interesting today. Just watched videos and read my Just Seventeen magazine, that kind of thing."

Yup. That really wasn't interesting, lol. Will try to find more. grin

KeepCalmAndStopCringing Thu 17-Apr-14 13:06:37

Bahahahaha this thread is brilliant, love it! grin
I'm actually CRYING at that poem. magnified by glasses. Genius!
I've got loads of diaries filled with shite from between approx 1990 to 1996. Was 13 in 1990. I now feel the urge to post my own little gems. Just had a quick look through, and OMG, it's embarrassing lol.
Everyone else has such succinct, little entries though. I waffle on and have pages full of drivel! blush
Oh, and I'm a regular but have namechanged for this thread. grin

HighlanderMam Mon 24-Feb-14 14:26:49

I have started reading the copy of Cringe I ordered, it arrived the other day. Great read.

Chocchip88 Mon 24-Feb-14 14:06:06

Annie I found my from 1991. You'll be pleased to know I also watched Spacecamp! I had no dreams of having the first baby in space though. I wasn't as skill as you!

I've got Cringe coming in the post!

Anniecarrieson Sat 22-Feb-14 14:48:15

New name for me!

Anniemousse Sat 22-Feb-14 14:22:40

Downloaded 'Cringe" on kindle from Amazon £3.39 smile

Paintyfingers Sat 22-Feb-14 09:30:01

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CornishYarg Sat 22-Feb-14 09:25:27

Loving this thread too. I was also 12 in 1991 and have just had a good laugh reading through January's entries. I noted I was "dead scared" when the war broke out (I definitely remember stealing that exact phrase from Adrian Mole!) and then promptly forgot about it.

Inlovewith2014 Fri 21-Feb-14 20:00:07

Love this just reminiscing

TheUnstoppableWindmill Fri 21-Feb-14 18:22:50

Am only half way through this glorious glorious fred but just wanted to say that a friend found a copy if The Jason Donovan Game in a charity shop recently and it is amazing. Sample question: "Is Jason in favour of nuclear disarmament?" (Yes, that's a real one...)
(I was 11 in 91 and too busy writing cringeworthy stories to keep a diary)

MacBee Fri 21-Feb-14 17:04:12

noidles you are? That's amazing! I wish you would say who you were, but I totally understand not wanting to be outed. I read it every now and again for a giggle. Everyone thinks they're alone when they're a teenager, but we all go through the same serious-but-actually-hilarious stuff. And thankfully some of us don't mind sharing it grin

DontWannaBeObamasElf Fri 21-Feb-14 15:17:53

This is great! I turned 3 in 91.

I'm afraid my efforts are minimal. I got a diary when I was 7.

January 1 1996

I'm going to write in you everyday.

That was it.

I might start one for BabyElf though.

Anniemousse Thu 20-Feb-14 23:54:03

flowers for this Sebbysmummy

"Never before have I read something so like my own diaries"

And to everyone else who has said similar.

At the age I was writing these I felt so different to everyone else. Not in a good way: odd, abnormal, lonely. No-one could possibly understand my unique circumstances and feelings. Age, maturity, reflection and now, all of you, have shown that actually, I was very, very typical.

I would not be a teenager again for anything.

SebbysMum Thu 20-Feb-14 22:36:36

I was recently given a huge stack of letters I wrote as a child/teen with some cracking lines. In one thank you letter I start with the usual thanks for the gift but before moving on to general life news include a short paragraph unrelated to any other part of the letter which simply reads "Dad says he would rather be married to mum than princess Di"

Thank you for making me cry with laughter this evening

SebbysMum Thu 20-Feb-14 22:28:39


Never before have I read something so like my own diaries. I am the same age as you, kept a diary every day for at least 6 years (actually 2 diaries - one for day to day recording like yours and one reserved for longer angst, naval gazing and boy hit lists). Like you I also went through a phase of church youth groups. I remember my diaries being a curious mixture of extreme innocence and distinctly less innocent love troubles. Obviously over the 6 year period the balance tips towards the later. My first diary entry in my longer diary was a careful ranking if my cousins in order of preference so obviously top secret hence the first page warning:

"If this book should tend to roam, smack its bum and send it home to..."

YouveCatToBeKittenMe Thu 20-Feb-14 22:09:30

April 26th 1981

Dad had idea
didnt work


YouveCatToBeKittenMe Thu 20-Feb-14 22:05:13

Feb 9th 1980

got new cupboard

(I was obviously easily pleased!)

YouveCatToBeKittenMe Thu 20-Feb-14 22:02:03

10th Jan 1978
4th years had test haha (im a third year)

YouveCatToBeKittenMe Thu 20-Feb-14 21:58:37

17th May 1978

Took wooly ladybird to school confused
made sweets for May Fair

Anniemousse Thu 20-Feb-14 21:50:08


YouveCatToBeKittenMe Thu 20-Feb-14 21:48:38

ok found some much older ones

May 30th 1982
Horrid day everything went wrong and when it didnt it was boring grin

BookABooSue Thu 20-Feb-14 21:20:50

Thanks for sharing everyone. This thread has had me crying with laughter grin.

I kept diaries from the age of 7 till my late teens (I had no life!). They're all in a box somewhere. I'll need to dig them out. I remember a lot of poetry and angst blush but this thread has made me realise childish angst can actually be quite funny in retrospect like the bath pearls trauma!

YouveCatToBeKittenMe Thu 20-Feb-14 21:07:48

vlad I did get the puppy, form the RSPCA, he had come in with his 2 brothers and his mum who was a long haired black mongrel
He turned out to be very similar looking to a sheltie, he was my first dog, and I trained him to do loads. He died in 2007 aged 17

Anniemousse Thu 20-Feb-14 20:11:30

Love it vlad

Thanks HighlanderMam for the classics nomination, now my teenage diary is viewable to all, for all eternity grin Go for it with your diary, looking forward to hearing extracts from it in a year or two.

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